Last chance to nominate your Cow of the Year! Deadline: Nov. 20 for Pulsator and Mid-States!

For Mid-States: Contact Kate Geppert
For Pulsator: Contact Shannon Kleiboeker

Thirteenth Annual Cow of the Year Contest
Do you have a special animal on your farm? Is she a high producer, great flush cow, excellent brood cow, or just one that is a favorite for your family? The Cow of the year contest is for you. You can nominate any animal that you think deserves Cow of the Year recognition in Missouri.

This is a reminder of the requirements to participate. The winner will be voted on in the December Pulsator newsletter and the winner will be announced at the State Holstein Convention in January. A special traveling trophy and a personal award will be given.

2020 Requirements:

  1. Animal has to be bred & owned by nominator and be 87% RHA. May be adult or junior owned.
  2. Animal has to be alive on 1/1/20
  3. The animal must be nominated in any one of the four issues of the Pulsator Newsletter OR the Mid-States Holstein News with or without photos with indication of nomination in ad. Any size ad qualifies, but it must include the cow of the year logo in the ad.
  4. The animal must be a milking age female.
  5. Ballots will be in the Pulsator after the December Mid-States. Each paid adult or junior member, age 9 and up by January 1st (the year of the nominations) can vote. The ballots will include birthdates. Results will be given at the State Convention.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: The December issue of the Pulsator and the Mid-States is the final edition that an animal can be nominated for Cow of the Year. Pulsator deadline - November 20, 2020; Midstates deadline - NOVEMBER 20, 2020. Remember you must have an ad to nominate your cow. Contact Shannon Kleiboeker at


October 10-11, Marshfield, MO; Webster County Fairgrounds
Held because of the cancellation of the MO State Fair
Judge: Rob Leach, Linwood, KS

A big THANK YOU to the
Sponsors for this year's All-State Show!

Dave Cochard, Mike Hackmann & Roy Parsons, U-Wing, Tri-Day, Robthom, Scott Wilson, Toecky, Groves-View, Nel-Rose Holsteins, Scotland County Livestock, Shatto Farms, Mi-Wil, Karl Wilke, Robert & Janice Perry, Jason Justice Insurance Group of the Ozarks, Shannon Kleiboeker, Wantland Family, Bench Family and Wrightvale

Champions and Placings below.

Lineup for selection of Junior Champion
Great group of heifers for Junior Champion

Heifer Class
There were several classes where the ring was full. A beautiful turnout on a beautiful day.
Junior Champions
Holstein Miss, Whitney Yerina; Honorable Mention: Fall Calf: Toecky Impression Gabrilla, Becky Durst; Res. Jr Champion Spring Calf: Toecky Duetta Cheers, Becky Durst; Jr. Champion: Winter Calf: Borderview 659 Avalanche-ET, Blake Wright; Judge Rob Leach.

Junior Champion female was the 1st place Winter Calf ~ Borderview 659 Avalanche-ET, Blake Wright.
Res. Junior Champion female was the 1st place Spring Calf ~ Toecky Duetta Cheers, Becky Durst.
Honorable Mention Junior Champion was the 2nd place Fall Calf ~ Toecky Impression Gabrilla, Becky Durst
Intermediate Champions
Intermediate Champ - Honorable Mention: 2nd Sr. 3 - Robthom Siren Beemer, Monique Turner; Int. Champion - Sr. 3 - Aragorn Met Your Match, David Day; Res. Int. Champ - Jr. 3-Miss Hey Goodlookin-Red, Eric Ling.

Intermediate Champion & Res. Grand was the 1st place Sr. 3 Yr-Old ~ Aragorn Met Your Match, David Day
Res. Intermediate Champion was the 1st place Jr. 3 Yr-Old ~ Miss Hey Goodlookin-Red, Eric Ling
Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion was the 2nd Sr. 3 Yr-Old ~ Robthom Siren Beemer, Monique Turner

Sr Champion & Grand Champion
4-Yr-Old: Tri-Day Ballerina-Red, Curtis & Ann Day

Res. Intermediate Champion & Hon. Mention Grand Champion
Jr 3-Year-Old Cow: Miss Hey Goodlookin-Red, Eric Ling
Grand Champions
Hon. Mention - Jr 3: Miss Hey Goodlookin-Red, Eric Ling; Res. Grand - Sr 3-Year-Old: Aragorn met Your Match, David Day; Grand - 4-Yr-Old: Tri-Day Ballerina-Red, Curtis & Ann Day

Senior Champion & Grand & Best Bred & Owned4-Yr-Old: Tri-Day Ballerina-Red, Curtis & Ann Day
Res. Senior ChampionAged Cow: Robthom Dominatrix GC, Eric Ling
Honorable Mention Senior Champion2nd Aged Cow: Groves-Vu Brax Brooklyn, Blake Wright

Click here to view Open Show Results

Check out Jr Page for Junior Show results!

Photos from The Shows!!

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State Show Photos
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2020 MO Holstein State Show


Three Yr Old Missouri Holstein Show
The 2020 3-Year Old Holstein Futurity was held in conjunction with the Missouri State Show. Judge Rob Leach, Kansas placed six head in this year's class. KABA Select Sires will sponsor the top three adult
places with directors chairs! And ABS sponsors the first place Jr chair.

Top 3 in 2020 3-Year-Old Show
L to R: MO Miss, Whitney Yerina; 3rd Place: C-of-O Beemer Ashanti-ET, College of the Ozarks; 2nd Place: Toecky Fever Twirlee, Becky Durst; 1st Place: C-of-O Defiant Sunny, College of the Ozarks; Judge Leach


  1. C-of-O Defiant Sunny
    2nd Production Owner: College of the Ozarks

  2. Toecky Fever Twirlee
    Owner: Becky Durst

  3. C-of-O Beemer Ashanti-ET
    Owner: College of the Ozarks
    3rd Production

4. C-of-O Mogul Delilah Jeff
    Owner: College of the Ozarks
    1st Production

5. Toecky Bnick Diligent
    Owner: Becky Durst

6. Mi-Wil Merlot Dback-Red
    Owner: Scott Wilson

Production Winner
C-of-O Mogul Delilah Jeff, College of the Ozarks
1-11 2x 305 22,984 4.1 950 2.9 668

A big THANK YOU to the additional
Sponsors for this year's Show!

KABA, Select-Sires, Inc.

ABS - Jr Sponsor

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Missouri Junior Holstein Association offers several opportunities for young members to get involved, receive awards and gain scholarships towards college. Please take the time to look through them and take advantage of what we have to offer. All applications are to be postmarked by December 11, 2020 and sent to Katie Wantland. Further instructions and requirements can be found on the applications for each award. Applications are available on the Missouri Holstein Website, or contact Katie for a paper or emailed copy. There are many awards available, if you just take the time to fill them out. Click on the Junior page to download applications or contact Katie Wantland at 417-872-5543 or Shannon Kleiboeker at 417-737-2876. They all have very good prizes associated with them, so it will definitely be worth your time!

Parents, please help us by encouraging your kids to take a little time and fill out the forms and send them in!! Following are the awards available:

  • Missouri Holstein Princess (ages 16 - 21)
  • Missouri Holstein Miss (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Junior Member (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Senior Member (ages 16 - 21)
  • Spring Classic Scholarship Award (College or High School Seniors)

ALSO - Lots of Internship and Scholarship opportunities on Jr. Page!


Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Nominations DUE
Nominations NOW Due December 31, 2020

Taking Nominations for all award categories.

Due to COVID, we are postponing our 2021 annual meeting until further notice, but we are still accepting award nominations for 2020. The deadline has been extended to December 31. The award winners will be recognized at the next annual meeting.

Anyone can nominate an individual for Missouri's Dairy Hall. Nominations are now due December 31, 2020. The categories for nominations are listed below.

Past award winners are on the website:

Nomination forms are attached and online at:

for the:
1. Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award
2. Dairy Leadership Award:
3. Pioneer Dairy Leader
4. Meritorious Service Award:

Nominations are due back to Gloria Johnson by December 31, 2020, either by e-mail or regular mail.

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors
c/o Gloria Johnson
223B Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

or Dr. Rex Ricketts

Thank you for helping recognize those who have contributed to Missouri’s dairy industry.

1. Dairy cattle breeder: How does the living and active nominee stand out among his/her peers as an outstanding breeder of dairy cattle? In what ways have the accomplishments of the nominee been recognized?
2. Dairy leader: What leadership positions has this person held and what accomplishments have been made that contribute to the welfare of the Missouri dairy industry?
3. Pioneer dairy leader (a deceased person): What leadership positions did the person hold and how did the person contribute to the welfare of the Missouri dairy industry?
4. Meritorious service: What kind of service did the nominee provide to the Missouri dairy industry and how did this service aid the industry?

Click here to download a Nomination Form.




Several people are planning on attending as many meetings as possible to help inform members of activities and plans: Jodi Wright, Secretary; Katie Wantland, Jr Advisor; Tim Ewing, Holstein Field Rep; Tommy Scrivner, President. Meetings are scheduled for November.

Monday, November 16 South Central District
12 Noon at El Tule Oaxaca Mexicana Restaurant
207 Springfield Rd, Ava, MO
(Next to old Pizza Hut)

Monday, November 16 Southeast District
7 PM, Delmonicos Restaurant, Jackson, MO, Exit 99

Tuesday, November 17 Northeast Central District
Noon Zoom Meeting
How to Join Online:
Join Zoom Meeting:

To Join by Phone: Call 1-346-248-7799 Meeting ID: 898 8893 3540 Passcode: 951385

Tuesday, November 17 West Central District
7 PM at Bee's Knees Ale House
106 W Jasper, Versailles, MO

Wednesday, November 18 Southwest District
12 Noon, Smiths Restaurant,
1340 State Hwy U, Bolivar




If you are interested in advertising your nomination for Cow of the Year or any aspect of your business be sure to contact us by November 20 to reserve your ad space.

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To view the Fall 2020 Pulsator PDF Click here

Great Feedback!

Thank you so much for your feedback on our first issue. It has been humbling to hear your praise and suggestions. We welcome all of your feedback! As we continue to look to expand, please share this publication with your business partners and vendors. We welcome thier advertisements as well.

Do you have news? New baby, awards for your association or breed, sale, or suggestion for an article? Please feel free to email Shannon (Wilson) Kleiboeker or Jenna Wilson with those ideas and suggesions.

Don't forget to nominate your 2020 Cow of the Year in the December Issue!

If you are interested in advertising your farm, cattle, or business contact Shannon Kleiboeker ASAP for details on the multi-issue rates. We are excited about uniting the Missouri dairy industry! Want to know more how you can get your association's information included FREE be sure to contact Shannon.

December is our State Convention / Expo issue!

The December issue will be full of information regarding state convention meetings and the dairy expo. So be sure to include your advertisement as you reach ALL of Missouri's dairymen.

Would you like to Subscribe to the Pulsator?

No problem! Our yearly subscription rate is $20. Just send a check or cash to: Missouri Holstein Association, 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769

Deadline for the next issue is November 20.

Watch for your copy and contact Shannon below for more details!
Shannon Kleiboeker or 417-737-2876


Sept. 21 - Dec. 11

Earlier this month, USDA announced up to $14 billion in direct payments to farmers through the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2). The Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications Sept. 21–Dec. 11. CFAP 2 will include more commodities and new calculation methods for assistance.

For dairy, producers will receive a $1.20 per hundredweight payment for April 1–Aug. 31 production, as well as a payment of $1.20 per hundredweight for estimated production between Sept. 1–Dec. 31.

To apply online, eligible dairy farmers should visit and either access your USDA account or create one. If you are an eligible dairy farmer and are interested in filling out the CFAP 2 application manually, download the application form, AD-3117, and return it to your local FSA office in person, by mail, email or fax.

In Memory - Marvin Grier, Sr.
May 3, 1935 - November 2, 2020

Marvin Dean Grier, Sr., 85, Rogersville, passed away Monday, November 2, 2020 in his home. He was born May 3, 1935 in Rogersville, Missouri to John “Brooks” and Irene (Crowe) Grier.

Marvin graduated from Rogersville High School in 1953. He served in the Army National Guard Reserves. He was a lifelong dairy farmer and found enjoyment traveling various places showing registered Holstein cattle. After retiring from farming in 1995, he had the privilege of working for Bob Thompson Construction. Marvin took great pride in serving on several boards including MFA Oil, Farm Bureau, and Mid-America Dairymen. He was a proud Republican and a member of Antioch Church of Christ.

Marvin married Sue Ann Masterson on November 24, 1960. They were looking forward to celebrating their anniversary this month and he was sure to let everyone know they would be married 60 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Ann; his children, Marvin Grier, Jr. and his wife Susan, Kim Miller, and Michelle Wilson and her husband Matt, all of Rogersville, his grandchildren, Breanna Valentine and her husband Rocky, Brendan Grier and his wife Natalie, Blake Grier and his wife Rachel, Kristina Hanson and her husband Sandy, Dustin Ragland and his wife Taylor, Hagen Wilson and Brooks Wilson; great-grandchildren, Lyla, Lily, Laney, Letty, Livy, Gyles, Mya, Jada, and Cooper, a sister, Linda Kay Short and her husband John Dale, as well as several nieces, nephews and many other relatives, and friends.

Marvin had many farm employees that often referred to him as “Doc” who always held a big place in his heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Brent Short.

Mid-America Transplant was able to utilize Marvin’s tissue for donation. Organ and tissue donation is near and dear to the family.

Visitation will be held from 5 - 7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 2020 at J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville.

A memorial graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Panther Valley Cemetery, Fordland. The family request memorial donations to Fair Haven Children’s Home or Panther Valley Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 15736 State Hwy B, Rogersville, MO 65742

Women In Dairy

2020 Meeting Schedule
November = No Meeting Scheduled
December 9 = Save the date

Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (Rainfall Index) program - Deadline NOV. 15

Pasture, Rangeland, and forages cover approximately 55 percent of all U.S. land. Forage grows differently in different areas, so it's important for farmers and ranchers to know which types and techniques work best for their region. The following insurance program is available for Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF).

PRF is an area-based plan of insurance that uses a rainfall index to determine losses and trigger indemnities. It is important for ranchers and farmers to understand that payments are not based on individual rain gauges on their farm or a single weather station. Online tools are available to assist producers to determine how well the program correlated with their past forage production on the RMA

For More Info: For more information regarding these programs, contact a qualified Crop Insurance Agent.


Dairy Margin Program
ENROLLMENT: Oct. 12 - Dec. 11, 2020

USDA Opens 2021 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program; Ends Dec. 11, 2020

Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2021. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened signup for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities.

The deadline to enroll in DMC for 2021 is Dec. 11, 2020.

The Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program will open enrollment Monday, Oct. 12 for 2021 coverage. You can enroll in the program until Friday, Dec. 11 through your local FSA office.

DMC is an effective voluntary risk management program that offers protection for dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed price (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. “If we’ve learned anything in the past six months, it’s to expect the unexpected,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “Nobody would have imagined the significant impact that current, unforeseen circumstances have had on an already fragile dairy market.

It’s during unprecedented times like these that the importance of offering agricultural producers support through the delivery of Farm Bill safety-net programs such as DMC becomes indisputably apparent.”

As of June 15, FSA has issued more than $100 million in much-needed program benefits to dairy producers who purchased DMC coverage for 2020, the agency noted in a press release.

Information regarding DMC can be found here.
USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2020
Rates for 2020:
- January Rate: 10.72. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- February Rate: 10.06. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- March Rate: 9.15. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.35 per cwt.
- April Rate: 6.03. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.47 per cwt.
- May Rate: 5.37. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $4.13 per cwt.
- June Rate: 9.99. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment
- July Rate: 12.41. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment
- August Rate: 10.83. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment
- September Rate: 9.40. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.10 per cwt.



-- LATE FEE of $10/Membership for Current members AFTER APRIL 14, 2020
-- Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards
-- NEW MEMBERS pay basic rates without late fee (June 1 award deadline still applies for current year).


A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email


Or you can PAY ONLINE (click here)


If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2019 Missouri Membership List - By District

2019 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name



November Classification for Missouri

November 10 Mid-States Ad deadline

November 16-18 State District Meetings

November 20 Cow of the Year Deadline for Pulsator

November 20 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Shannon

December 9 Women in Dairy end of year meeting

December 11 MO Holstein Junior Award Deadline

December 11 CFAP 2 Enrollment due

December 11 Dairy Margin Covereage Enrollment ends for 2021

December 11 Dairy Margin Covereage Enrollment ends for 2021

December 31 NEW Deadline for Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Nominations

National Holstein Convention 2012

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO:

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy Business Update:

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide:

Missouri Dairy Association:

Dairy Agenda Today: Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Tommy Scrivner
Phone: 417-543-0725

Vice President
Ryan Bilyeu

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Scott Wilson


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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